1. (n.) A suffix used to denote in the form / shape of, resembling, etc.; as, valiform; oviform.

2. (n.) The shape and structure of anything, as distinguished from the material of which it is composed; particular disposition or arrangement of matter, giving it individuality or distinctive character; configuration; figure; external appearance.

3. (n.) Constitution; mode of construction, organization, etc.; system; as, a republican form of government.

4. (n.) Established method of expression or practice; fixed way of proceeding; conventional or stated scheme; formula; as, a form of prayer.

5. (n.) Show without substance; empty, outside appearance; vain, trivial, or conventional ceremony; conventionality; formality; as, a matter of mere form.

6. (n.) Orderly arrangement; shapeliness; also, comeliness; elegance; beauty.

7. (n.) A shape; an image; a phantom.

8. (n.) That by which shape is given or determined; mold; pattern; model.

9. (n.) A long seat; a bench; hence, a rank of students in a school; a class; also, a class or rank in society.

10. (n.) The seat or bed of a hare.

11. (n.) The type or other matter from which an impression is to be taken, arranged and secured in a chase.

12. (n.) The boundary line of a material object. In painting, more generally, the human body.

13. (n.) The particular shape or structure of a word or part of speech; as, participial forms; verbal forms.

14. (n.) The combination of planes included under a general crystallographic symbol. It is not necessarily a closed solid.

15. (n.) That assemblage or disposition of qualities which makes a conception, or that internal constitution which makes an existing thing to be what it is; -- called essential or substantial form, and contradistinguished from matter; hence, active or formative nature; law of being or activity; subjectively viewed, an idea; objectively, a law.

16. (n.) Mode of acting or manifestation to the senses, or the intellect; as, water assumes the form of ice or snow. In modern usage, the elements of a conception furnished by the mind's own activity, as contrasted with its object or condition, which is called the matter; subjectively, a mode of apprehension or belief conceived as dependent on the constitution of the mind; objectively, universal and necessary accompaniments or elements of every object known or thought of.

17. (n.) The peculiar characteristics of an organism as a type of others; also, the structure of the parts of an animal or plant.

18. (n.) To give form or shape to; to frame; to construct; to make; to fashion.

19. (n.) To give a particular shape to; to shape, mold, or fashion into a certain state or condition; to arrange; to adjust; also, to model by instruction and discipline; to mold by influence, etc.; to train.

20. (n.) To go to make up; to act as constituent of; to be the essential or constitutive elements of; to answer for; to make the shape of; -- said of that out of which anything is formed or constituted, in whole or in part.

21. (n.) To provide with a form, as a hare. See Form, n., 9.

22. (n.) To derive by grammatical rules, as by adding the proper suffixes and affixes.

23. (v. i.) To take a form, definite shape, or arrangement; as, the infantry should form in column.

24. (v. i.) To run to a form, as a hare.

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